Worship Services in June

St Andrew’s in the Dean Court Community Centre

Sunday 12th June

11:30am Holy Communion
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess

Sunday 19th June

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

Sunday 26th June

11:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: David Wenham

St Michael’s

Sunday 12th June

8am Holy Communion (1662)
Leader and preacher: Jessica Turner
10:30am Morning Worship
Leader: Jessica Turner and Preacher: Chris Scruby

Sunday 19th June

10:30am Morning Worship
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess

Sunday 26th June

8am Holy Communion (1662)
Leader and preacher: Jonathan Widdess
10:30am Big Story Sunday
Leader: Jonathan Widdess

St Mary’s, Farmoor

Sunday 26th June

3:30pm Hymns and Cake
Led by: Jonathan Widdess

Online Worship

The 10:30am services in St Michael’s will be live-streamed via our website at:

These will remain available to watch online afterwards.

15 Minutes A Day With God

I am challenging each of us to spend (at least) 15 minutes a day engaging with God through reading the Bible and prayer. There’s a great handout you can download with suggestions and resources to help. It’s available online or you can pick up a printed copy from the tables at the back of St Michael’s.

Holy Communion – Common Cup?

Since the end of the first lockdown we have offered Communion in both kinds (bread and wine) using various forms of intinction by the priest. At the last PCC we discussed the options for resuming the sharing of the common cup and it would be helpful to know your thoughts when we’re making this decision at our next meeting.
Please email me at vicar@cumnor.org with your views. Jonathan.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


A massive thank you to everyone at St Michael’s and St Andrew’s who helped serve our communities as we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee together. The cream tea at St Michael’s was a great success as were the events in Dean Court and the church was at the heart of things. Particular congratulations to the bellringers who rang a full peal on Thursday morning in celebration, filling the village with the beautiful sound of the church bells for nearly 3 hours!

Staying safe online

Getting online can make life easier in many ways, but there is also a risk of scams and fraud.

Age UK has advice on how to stay safe online.

Community Emergency Foodbank

David and Clare Wenham are going to the Community Emergency Foodbank on Tuesday 14 June. If anyone would like to donate food or toiletries, please get them to the Wenhams by Monday 13th. Tins of peas or carrots, peanut butter, longlife fruit juice and UHT milk (full fat or semi-skimmed) are specially welcome. No pasta please (stocks very high!).

Music for a Summers Evening with Wantage Concert Brass

Join us at 7pm in St Michael’s for a wonderful evening of music for a summer’s evening with Wantage Concert Brass (MD Neil Brownless). Tickets are available online here, from Jonathan or from Cumnor Post Office.

Light refreshments will be served during the interval.

Adults £8, Concessions £6, Family Ticket (2A + 2C) £25.

Would anyone be able to come and help me serve refreshments as we welcome our community into the church? Email Jonathan at vicar@cumnor.org.

Living in Love and Faith – Deanery Course

Sue Scott is kindly running a one day Living in Love & Faith course for our Deanery at Peachcroft Christian Centre, Abingdon on Saturday, 2 July. The course costs £5 per attendee, starts at 9.45 am for 10.00 am and runs until 4.00 pm. Further details can be found on Sue’s flyer.

Please could you let Sue know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Her email address is suescott719@gmail.com

Hymns and Cake at St Mary’s

Hymns and Cake’ is the new informal cafe type gathering on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3.30 pm St Mary’s Church Farmoor. We would very much welcome some help with refreshments etc on a regular or not so regular basis. For more info, please call Jean on 07927 236961.

Listen to Jean talking about it on Radio Oxford.

Taizé Worship

The songs and readings for March remain available online at: https://cumnor.org/taize-service-march-2022/ , and all our previous Online Taizé services can be found at https://cumnor.org/taize/

Toddler Group

The St Michael’s Toddler group meets on Wednesdays mornings in the Parish Centre, 1 Abingdon Road.

Each session costs just £1 and runs from 9am-11am during term times. The group is open to everyone.

For more details please contact Dianne Taylor (01865 862165) or Angela Evans (01865 864397).

Choir Practice

St Michael’s Choir practice in Church on Friday evenings at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact Andrew Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: ajdyer47@hotmail.com


The Bellringers practice on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9pm. Please contact Jenny Dyer for more details. Tel: 01865 862042 e-mail: jadyer55@hotmail.com. Their website is at https://cumnorbellringers.uk.

Ukraine – We Can Do Something


If you would like to use the church for prayer and reflection, a dedicated area is now available in St Michael’s.

We can also pray using Christian Aid’s resources or this prayer for peace from +Steven.

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

God of compassion,
Have mercy this day on the people of Ukraine.
Restore to them the gift of peace.
Grant wisdom to the governments of the world.
Bring good in the midst of evil and suffering,
For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,
Who gave his life to bring peace to your world


Christian Aid are encouraging people to sign a change.org petition launched by Together With Refugees member, Freedom From Torture. It’s calling on the government to provide humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine, and asking for urgent concessions on the Nationality and Borders Bill.


Cash donations to a registered and regulated charity are best at this time. You can donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal here: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Another option is to buy “survival items” from the online aid shop of the charity RefugEase. It sells food parcels, hygiene packs and medical packs.

Don’t Look Away

The Ukrainian Institute has an excellent web site with further information.

Oxford diocese also has a webpage dedicated to a Christian response to the war, which they are keeping updated.


Bible Readings

Acts 7:54-8:1

John 16:25-33


Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Please Pray For…

  • The conflict in the Ukraine.
  • The staff and pupils at our local schools.
  • The PCC Meeting on Wednesday 15th.
  • New people to find a living faith in Jesus and join us in church.
  • Kingsmill, Sarah and the Bond family as they grieve the loss of his mother, Alison.
  • Those affected by COVID and especially those suffering from Long-COVID.
  • Our CMS mission partner Bia.
  • The work of BeSpace, one of the organisations we support with our mission giving.
  • The ongoing rebuilding work at St Andrews.
  • Everyone who leads worship, preaches or teaches in our parish.


Jonathan Widdess


01865 863702 / vicar@cumnor.org

The Vicarage,
1, Abingdon Road

Kate Elliott

Safeguarding Officer

07782 350491 / KateE@cumnor.org